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Re: Language Revival and Revitalization (was: Ms. Gunn)

From:Keith Gaughan <kgaughan@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 9, 2002, 15:47
From: Steg Belsky [mailto:draqonfayir@JUNO.COM]

> On Tue, 9 Jul 2002 11:02:31 -0400 John Cowan > <jcowan@...> > writes: > > Keith Gaughan scripsit: > > > The only thing that could possibly > > > help the language is do what was done in Israel [...] > > > What, have lots and lots of immigrants from all parts of the world, > > and give them instant citizenship but make them learn Irish? > > -- > > John Cowan > - > > Somehow i doubt that's how they did it in Wales, either. :-) > So we know how Israel did it, how did Wales? Did they just send > everybody off to an "wlpan" (i love that word) or something?
Suprisingly close. The Welsh, inspired somewhat by the success of the Israelis decided to start doing a similar sort of total-immersion thingy. It was pretty successful. Welsh is quite a healthy language these days, and getting stronger.


Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>